''Everyone Says I Love You'' is a 1996 musical comedy written and directed by Creator/WoodyAllen and starring a large EnsembleCast.

Like a lot of Woody Allen movies, the film is set in [[BigAppleSauce New York]] and features LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. This particular film distinguishes itself by having the characters randomly break into song. The musical numbers, and the entire tone of the film are a ShoutOut to the musicals of the 1920s and 1930s.


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* DJ Berlin (Natasha Lyonne) - TheNarrator of the film, daughter of Joe and Steffie
* Joe Berlin (Creator/WoodyAllen) - Father of DJ, ex-husband of Steffie. Also a [[AuthorAvatar neurotic, insecure writer]].
* Steffie Dandridge (Creator/GoldieHawn) - Mother of DJ, Lane and Laura; ex-wife of Joe, wife of Bob. A philanthropist.
* Bob Dandridge (Creator/AlanAlda) - Father of Schuyler, Scott, Lane and Laura; husband of Steffie. A lawyer.
* Scott Dandridge (Lukas Haas) - Bob's son from his first marriage; considered the BlackSheep of the family for his conservative beliefs.
* Skylar Dandridge (Creator/DrewBarrymore) - Bob's daughter from his first marriage. Dating Holden.
* Lane and Laura Dandridge (Gaby Hoffmann and Creator/NataliePortman) - Bob and Steffie's daughters. Sometimes creep into BrattyTeenageDaughter territory.
* Holden Spence (Creator/EdwardNorton) - Skylar's boyfriend/fiance, a lawyer who works for Bob.
* Von Sidell (Creator/JuliaRoberts) - A woman whose therapy sessions DJ listens in to (the therapist is the mother of one of Lane and Laura's friends) and decides would be a perfect match for her father.
* Charles Ferry (Creator/TimRoth) - a recently-released criminal who Steffie invites for dinner; he takes an interest in Skylar.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Skylar dumps Holden to hook up with Charles.
-->'''Steffi:''' Speaking as a woman, Holden can be very animal too.\\
'''Skylar:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Yes, Mom, but it's of the gerbil family.]]
* AmicableExes: Joe and Steffie. Helped by Joe getting along well with Bob.
* ArcWords: The song "I'm Through With Love" is repeated by every character, leading up to the climactic dance between Steffie and Joe by the Seine. Ends up being a BrickJoke when DJ's umpteenth love interest ''gangsta raps it on stage''.
* AuthorAvatar: Writer/director Creator/WoodyAllen as Joe
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Von breaks up with Joe because he's ''too'' perfect for her, not knowing that Joe was privvy to all of her deepest secrets and desires. When Joe asks her what she would have thought if he DID have access to them, she replies that she'd think he was pathetic.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: As TheNarrator, DJ does this often.
-->'''DJ''': We're not the typical family from a musical comedy.
** When Bob starts singing "I'm Through With Love" when Skylar reveals she dumped Holden, Steffie quizzically asks, "What are ''you'' singing about? You're not in love with Holden!"
* CityOfCanals: Joe and DJ holiday in Venice.
* CloudCuckooLander: Grandpa.
* TheDeadCanDance: See TheFunInFuneral trope below.
* TheFunInFuneral: Grandpa's funeral turns into a musical performance of Guy Lombardo's 'Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)', complete with dancing ghosts.
* GayParee: Joe lives in Paris for most of the year, and the Dandridges are vacationing there at the end of the film.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Lane and Laura compete for the attentions of the same boy.
* HappilyMarried: Bob and Steffie.
* HereWeGoAgain: Holden should stop putting wedding rings in desserts.
* IronicEcho: Holden's melancholy rendition of 'I'm Through With Love' after Skylar leaves him being swiftly followed by a rapper performing at a concert DJ's attending.
--->'''Rapper''': Yo check it I'm through with love / I'm through with all you [[PrecisionFStrike muthafuckas]]
* {{Jerkass}}: After hooking up with Skylar, Charles proceeds to dump her in a forest in upstate New York in the midst of a planned robbery heist. Understandably, Skylar [[FirstGirlWins goes back to Holden and says 'yes' when he proposes to her again]].
* KavorkaMan: [[Creator/WoodyAllen Joe]]
* TheMatchmaker: DJ goes to great lengths to fix her father up with Von, giving him advice (courtesy of listening in on Von's therapy sessions) and encouragement.
* MayDecemberRomance: Joe and Von.
* NiceGuy: Holden, portrayed by Creator/EdwardNorton PlayingAgainstType.
* NuclearFamily: The Dandridges are a blended version of this.
* ReallyGetsAround: DJ runs through men like Kleenex, it seems.
* RunawayFiance: Subverted- Skylar leaves Holden for [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Charles Ferry]] but then has a change of heart and decides to return to Holden.
* SceneryPorn: The film was shot in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}.
* ShoutOut- One of the final musical numbers in the film is [[Theatre/AnimalCrackers "Hooray for Captain Spaulding"]], and is sung [[BilingualBonus (in French)]] by the ensemble cast wearing [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx glasses and moustaches]]
** The title of the film is a nod to another film starring Creator/TheMarxBrothers, ''Film/HorseFeathers''.
** DJ's perfect man? [[BrickJoke Harpo]].
* ShowWithinAShow: Implied by DJ at the end that the entire movie is a musical. She states she was told that if it were made into a movie, no one would believe the incredible coincidences unless it was a musical.
* SpontaneousChoreography: Everywhere in this film!
* StalkerWithACrush: Joe's courtship of Von, in large part thanks to his daughters knowledge of Von's inner thoughts.
* StrawmanPolitical: Scott Dandridge is the conservative version of this, [[spoiler: at least until he has heart surgery and wakes up a liberal, much to Bob's joy. Scott's conservatism is {{handwaved}} as being down to [[TakeThat not enough oxygen getting to his brain]].]]
** Steffie's "limousine liberalism" is also very much a political stereotype. Lampshaded when she says to Skylar that Charles Ferry is fine to treat as just a "social project" but not as an ''actual human being''.
* ThemeNaming / ShoutOut: The main families are named after Irvin Berlin and Putney Dandridge.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Frieda, Grandpa's nurse, is ''heavily'' implied to have worked under UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
-->'''Bob:''' Frieda, this pasta doesn't have any sauce.
-->'''Frieda:''' It's ''Bavarian'' pasta, it doesn't need sauce. The Italians need sauce. The Italians were weak!
* TitleDrop: "Everyone Says I Love You" is the final song of the film.
* WackyMarriageProposal: Both times Holden proposes to Skylar, and both manage to [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]].
** For the first proposal, Holden hides the ring in Skylar's dessert, and she ends up swallowing it.
** The second involves him hiding it in a box of candy with virtually the same results.
* WithThisRing: Of the 'hide it in a dessert at a romantic dinner' variety. See WackyMarriageProposal.